Sweet Auburn Market

Sweet Auburn Market

Atlanta was recently bestowed the honor of being one of the top 10 “tastiest towns in the South” by Southern Living. Atlanta is not only known for its plethora of wonderful restaurants but also for its vibrant farmer’s market scene. Sweet Auburn Market, located on Edgewood Ave., near downtown Atlanta, has been open to the public since 1924. The market has vendors who offer a diverse variety of foods. I was fascinated by the various animal parts on display at the butcher counters and wondered how the appendages and distal limbs from pigs are cooked. I learned that pig tails may be used to enhance the flavor of black-eyed peas and turnip greens or they may be barbecued until crispy and enjoyed as an appetizer. Pig feet are pickled, boiled with beans and spices until tender or barbecued. Pig ears may be boiled or fried and sliced. If simmered, pig ears must cook a long time to reach tenderness. Like the Southern expression goes,”Use everything but the oink.”

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2 comments
  1. Margarita Montalvo said:

    Buy a whole pig there and…cook it in a “caja china”!!!!!

    Check out in Internet what a “caja china” is. Best way to prepare pork…or…a whole pig.!!!!!! Margarita

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